This is a nice digital recorder. Pretty easy to operate, and the materials seem durable. Nice quality for playback, too.The reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because there is no way to get the things you record off of the player and on to your computer. You would think that was the point of a digital recorder, right? No. You can buy a cable to go from the recorder output to your computer input, and download a program to re-record your recording on your computer so you can have it as a digital file, but you have to re-record in real time which makes it a real drag for anything but short recordings.Overall a nice recorder, but missing a key feature which makes me not like it very much.